Rebuilding Haiti Together Sustainably.

Demonstration Build & Fundraiser – Almost finished!

December 5th, 2010

Over the last couple months we’ve been building our demo earthbag shelter. This project is to educate the local community about the Earthbag Shelters we are building in Haiti for earthquake victims. Come check out our project and help us slap up some mud!

Location1815 NW 102nd place Gainesville, FL 32609

When: Saturday December 11, 2010 – 9am-4pm

Directions from Gainesville: going north on SR121, cross over HGWY 441 by the State Troopers station, turn right on NW 102nd Place, then go to end of dirt road  Or take 441N to SR121 North, turn right on NW 102nd Place, then go to end of dirt road.



Demonstration Build and Fundraiser – Part 4

October 30th, 2010

Join us as we RAISE THE ROOF on our Earthbag Demo Shelter!  A huge Thank You to all of our volunteers who have helped us get all the earthbags up for our demo shelter.  Now, all we need to do is final two steps: getting the roof on and plastering.  This will be the fun part as we see the the completed work come together!

Please RSVP on the Chapter’s Calendar

You can also follow us on Facebook at “Barrels of Hope

For monetary donations, visit the Chapter’s Barrels of Hope page

For food/supply donations or more information, email barrelsofhope@usgbcheartfl.org

Location 1815 NW 102nd place Gainesville, FL 32609

Directions from Gainesville: going north on SR121, cross over HGWY 441 by the State Troopers station, turn right on NW 102nd Place, then go to end of dirt road Or take 441N to SR121 North, turn right on NW 102nd Place, then go to end of dirt road.


Demonstration Build and Fundraiser – Part 3

October 14th, 2010

Our own demo shelter is making progress but we still need your help!  Please join us as we continue filling bags for our last few rows!  Then we’ll work on the framing and our roof!

When: Saturday, October 23rd; 8am-Noon OR 2pm-6pm

Where1815 NW 102nd place Gainesville, FL 32609

Directions from Gainesville: going north on SR121, cross over HGWY 441 by the State Troopers station, turn right on NW 102nd Place, then go to end of dirt road Or take 441N to SR121 North, turn right on NW 102nd Place, then go to end of dirt road.


Demonstration Build and Fundraiser – September 18th

September 1st, 2010

In July we sent a team to Kenscoff, Haiti to construct our first Earthbag house.  Pictured here is a team of folks working at the site and the almost completed house with bamboo benches in front and the concrete plaster going on.

Our second demo build will bring together folks from all over the area interested in learning more about earthbag construction and ready to get their hands dirty in the process!  Mike Amish, our Team Leader from that first trip, will be on hand to lead the demo build and talk about his experiences in Haiti.  With this demo build we are also looking for trip leaders to go down on our next trip to Haiti.  Learn how you can volunteer your time and skills to come with us on our next scheduled trip and be an active part of Barrels of Hope!

We are also looking for sponsors to provide food and drinks for all our hard workers and some construction supplies to complete our demo shelter.  If you don’t want to stick your hands in the mud but want to support the Barrels of Hope project with food, drink, building supplies, or monetary donations, contact us at the email address below.

Please RSVP so we know how many people to feed.  Then, bring your work gloves and a couple bucks to throw in the donation barrel!  See you on the 18th!

Location 1815 NW 102nd place Gainesville, FL 32609

Directions from Gainesville: going north on SR121, cross over HGWY 441 by the State Troopers station, turn right on NW 102nd Place, then go to end of dirt road  Or take 441N to SR121 North, turn right on NW 102nd Place, then go to end of dirt road.